仙遊寺Shukubo, lodgings within a Buddhist temple, are a wonderful way to not only get some decent-priced accommodation, but also to gain some insights and experiences not available at regular hotels.For many visitors to Japan a visit to Koyasan, the massi…
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Matsuyama-shi Station is nearer to the center of town and its attractions including Matsuyama Castle and is a much more imposing structure than JR Matsuyama Station as it is built into a large Takashimaya department store with a Ferris Wheel on top and the underground shopping arcade Matsuchika Town below. Matsuyama-shi Station is also the older of the two stations having opened in 1888.
Matsuyama City Station is the terminus for rail, tram, and bus services of Iyo Railway (Iyotetsudo), the first private railway company to operate on Shikoku and the third private railway to run trains in Japan.
Matsuyama-shi Station has Iyotetsudo trains running on three lines. The 9.4km Takahama Line to Takahama, the 13.2km line to Yokogawara and the 10.7km Gunchu Line to Gunchuko (Gunchu Port).
Matsuyama City Station is also a station on three of Iyotetsudo’s five tram lines that circuit the city. The next stop from Matsuyama City Station, Minami-Horibata is on all five lines. The lines are 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6. There is no line 4, as 4 is considered an unlucky number.
Iyotetsudo also operates the Botchan Ressha, a tourist steam train that runs out to Dogo Onsen. The small steam engines were imported from Germany and were in use from 1887 to 1954. They have now been reintroduced as a tourist attraction and are called Botchan as they are mentioned in Natsume Soseki’s novel of that name.
Iyotetsu Route Map (showing tram, rail and bus routes)
Matsuyama Station in Matsuyama, Ehime, Shikoku is on the JR Yosan Line from Takamatsu Station in Takamatsu. The Shiokaze Express runs through to Okayama on Honshu and takes three hours. Ishizuchi Express trains to Takamatsu take two hours and 30 minutes approximately.
From Matsuyama Station trains run south east to Uwajima.
Iyotetsu trams run from outside the station to Matsuyamashi Station. There are a number of hotels near Matsuyama Station including the Hotel Sunroute Matsuyama, Business Hotel Mimachi, Guest House Casablanca, Terminal Hotel Matsuyama and the New Kajiwara Hotel.
Matsuyama Castle in Shiroyama Park is directly west of Matsuyama Station. Take an Iyotetsu Line tram to the Keisatsucho-mae stop for the ropeway.